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Winter Tourism and Climate Change in the Alps: An Assessment of Resource Consumption, Snow Reliability, and Future Snowmaking Potential

Winter tourism and climate change
Year of publication 2011
Author(s) Christian Rixen
Co-authors Michaela Teich, Corina Lardelli, David Gallati, Mandy Pohl, Marco Putz, and Peter Bebi
Publisher(s) Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft WSL
Website: http://www.wsl.ch
Place of publication Davos
Language en
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Journal Mountain Research and Development
Page(s) 9
Magazine No. 31 (3)
Publication type Other
Our study provides straightforward and feasible approaches to assess resource consumption and snow cover. Careful consideration of resource consumption and snow cover can foster technical and economical advances as well as more sustainable development in mountains regions. Snow production can represent a valuable adaptation strategy at high-altitude destinations. However, given the increasing economic competition and the changing climate, it will be crucial to use specific regional strengths to provide high-quality winter and summer tourism activities.